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The PDA Experience NORTH WEST (Special Channel 4's Born Naughty? Edition!)

  • Pirelli Social Club Dalston Road Carlisle CA2 6AR Dalston Road Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 6AR United Kingdom (map)

A chance to hear from Harry Thompson and guest speakers from Channel 4's TV hit series Born Naughty?, Libby Hill and Max Denby, in Carlisle.

About this Event

By courtesy of Pirelli Social Club, Harry Thompson and other stalwart PDA advocates, The PDA Experience is coming to Carlisle, Cumbria for a special Channel 4's Born Naughty? Edition! 

Join Harry Thompson for a day with him and stars of Channel 4's Born Naughty?, Libby Hill - Speech And Language Therapist - and Maxine Denby - mother of Charlie, teenager with PDA - for talks and conversations on the topic of Pathological Demand Avoidance - a behaviour profile within the autism spectrum. Never an easy topic, but expect an enlightening and honest account of life with Pathological Demand Avoidance.

The day will be kicked off by the very eloquent author and speaker (and adult living with PDA), Harry Thompson, who will deliver a talk in which he will offer unique, descriptive insights into PDA from a first person perspective. This will be followed by a Q & A session where you will have the opportunity to ask Harry whatever you want.

The next person to take the stage will be Maxine Denby, mother of Charlie, teenager with PDA; both of whom appeared on the show. Maxine will be talking about her and Charlie's journey with PDA before and after diagnosis, and how she now manages his PDA.

And finally, Libby Hill, Speech And Language Therapist (Award winning SALT - Small Talk Speech and Language Services), will talk about PDA from a clinical practitioner's perspective.

There will be opportunities to network after the event.

Doors open at 11.00 for an 11.30 start. The programme will finish at around15.00, with refreshments and an opportunity to meet and chat with the speakers afterwards.

We do hope you are able to make this wonderful opportunity to engage with some of the people who are most able to explain how life works - and doesn’t - with Pathological Demand Avoidance. 

*If you are a parent hoping to attend, and you are planning on bringing your child, please note that our cut-off age for under 18s is 13 years old. Thank you.*